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Millions of children impacted by severe flooding in Asia

SOUTHEAST ASIA - Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, ...

Peacebuiilding youth need protection, says UN envoy

NEW YORK, New York - After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth ...

Moon mission got huge support from U.S. military

On July 20, 1969, history was made when two Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first ...

FBI seeks public help in identifying domestic terrorists

WASHINGTON, DC - A list of nearly four dozen observable behavioral signs that someone might be planning to commit an ...

Pakistan ordered to review conviction and sentence of suspected spy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In a ruling handed down on Wednesday afternoon, the International Court of Justice at The Hague ...

67,000 Vietnamese maimed by unexploded cluster bombs since war's end

History often focuses on the immediate death toll of war. But hostilities can have longer-term consequences on a population's health.In ...

Delhi Police criticised after girl, 6, is abducted and brutally raped

DELHI, India - A women's advocate group in Delhi has slammed police for their handling of a brutal alleged rape ...

Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates

At a glance: Biometrics and children A large new trial will fingerprint children aged 1 to 5 to track vaccinations ...

Briefing: The outlook for Libya's migrant detention centres

More than two weeks after an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya's capital left at least 53 people ...

Tamil Nadu: Devotees offer special prayer for rains

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 19 (ANI): As the state continues to reel under water crisis, a large number of ...

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public ...

Ebola epidemic officially declared a global health emergency

On July 17, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health ...

Gibraltar Extends Detention of Iranian Tanker For 30 Days

Gibraltar's Supreme Court has ruled that a seized Iranian oil tanker suspected of violating European Union sanctions on Syria can ...

Parliamentary Elections Put Ukraine at Political Crossroads

It was just months ago that a tidal wave of popular support carried a comedian who played the president on ...

China Calls on US To 'Correct' Iran Sanctions

BEIJING - China urged Washington on Friday to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials ...

Armenian court punts Kocharyan case to Europe

Armenia's constitutional court has decided to seek advice from European judges on the country's most controversial case, that against former ...

Vos wins women's La Course ahead of Tour de France stage

Pau - Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos won La Course race around Pau on Friday after a steep climb towards the ...

Merkel says Trump tweets 'go against what makes America great'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the ...

Etzebeth dismisses talk of 'B-team Boks'

Cape Town - Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth shrugged off any suggestion of a second string line-up for Saturday's Rugby Championship ...

South Africa Mourns 'White Zulu' Johnny Clegg

JOHANNESBURG - South African singer and musician Johnny Clegg, one of the loudest voices in pop during the anti-apartheid movement, ...

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In Tokyo, Nikkei 225 rises by 420 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks soared in Asia on Friday, while the U.S. dollar rebounded from sharp falls in New York.In ...

Education the biggest growth sector in UAE job postings

DUBAI, UAE - The United Arab Emirates has registered an impressive 18 percent growth in online job postings compared to ...

U.S. stock markets close slightly higher, dollar drops sharply

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were slightly higher on Thursday with the main action on foreign exchange markets ...

China-U.S. trade tensions pose largest risk to Asian economies

MANILA, Philippines - Developing Asia will maintain strong but moderating growth this year and next, as supportive domestic demand counteracts ...

Japanese stocks fall by nearly 2% as world sell-off continues

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian stocks fell sharply on Thursday, as the global sell-off continued.In Tokyo stocks shattered with the key ...

DAB+ digital radio to go on-air and online in Canberra Friday

CANBERRA, Australia - Commercial radio will officially switch on DAB+ digital radio broadcasts in Canberra on Friday.All four commercial radio ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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